Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicIndia-Nepal

Topic: India-Nepal

Ramgram, Devdaha—Crisis over Buddha’s remains is brewing between India and Nepal

UP's Maharajganj has asked to excavate the two sites, which it believes to be Buddha's maternal home and Stupa.

As public discontent, infighting loom over Nepal polls, the importance of PM’s wife Arzu Rana Deuba

Sher Bahadur Deuba is fighting to retain power against coalition led by former PM K. P. Oli, but race is both tight & uncertain, because of rising popular sentiments against traditional parties.

India to grant Nepal access to two key ports in Gujarat & Odisha under trade, transit treaties

The move is expected to come into effect from 2023 as the two countries plan to upgrade their trade, transit ties, even as Nepal seeks greater access to Indian markets for tea, spices.

Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for Buddhist centre in Nepal’s Lumbini

The India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha will be NetZero compliant.

Pakistan will be kept afloat as no country wants a ‘nuclear Somalia’, says ex-envoy Vivek Katju

The former Indian ambassador said that the country ‘has always been beyond its means’, and the economic crisis it is facing is ‘nothing unusual’.

In pictures: Modi & Deuba meet on Nepal PM’s Delhi visit, flag off train between neighbours

Modi and Deuba, who has earlier held the PM's chair for four other terms, Saturday agreed to give priority to trade and cross-border connectivity initiatives in all respects.

India to boost connectivity with Bangladesh & Nepal with new rail links, says foreign secy

Harsh Vardhan Shringla said Wednesday that the neighbourhood is a priority for India, and it works closely with all neighbours, ‘except Pakistan’.

India wants Nepal not to allow foreigners to use trans-border rail link, cites security

Official sources say since India and Nepal have visa-free travel, other countries' nationals would make travel cumbersome due to immigration, customs and visa-checking procedures.

Nepal Army chief embarks on four-day visit to India to bolster defence ties

During his visit to New Delhi on the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Gen. Sharma will be conferred with the title of honorary 'General of Indian Army', the Nepal Army said.

India, Nepal review progress of key cross-border railway projects

The two countries signed an SOP and MoU to ensure early start of the rail services and also discussed the ongoing works on two broad gauge railway lines, the MEA said.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.